Mouse Bird Snake Wolf Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

'Mouse Bird Snake Wolf' by David Almond is a story of creation and imagination. This lesson plan introduces students to the story and its message. An activity gives students a chance to become creators.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize the plot of Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond
  • list and describe the setting and characters presented in the book
  • discuss the moral of the story

Length

Several days to read the book aloud to the class and 45 to 90 minutes for the activity

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.2

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3

Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

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